Moladh Sir Seumas Shlèite

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Title - Moladh Sir Seumas Shlèite
Contributors - Duncan MacDonald
Reporters - Dr John Lorne Campbell
Item Person - An Ridire Seumas MacDhòmhnaill Shlèibhte [Sir James MacDonald of Sleat]

Summary - This is a song in praise of Sir James MacDonald, eighth baronet of Sleat (born 1741) who appointed MacCodrum as his bard. The opening verses refer to the deaths of previous chiefs, and to the period before Sir James came of age. The poem expresses the bard's hope that God may protect Sir James. He is praised as a humble man, handsome and well-educated. There is a long list of his virtues. The bard lists those who would rise to support him in time of need.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:08:55
Date Recorded - 1950.07.12
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - National Trust for Scotland

Track ID - 33075
Original Tape ID - CW0085
Original Track ID - CW0085.334
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - Wire

Recording Location:
  County - Inverness-shire
  Parish - Small Isles
  Island - Canna

Item Notes - 15 verses sung. Composed by Iain Mac Fhearchair (John MacCodrum).
'The Songs of John MacCodrum' (W. Matheson ed., 1938) p. 102
'The Uist Collection' (Rev. Archibald MacDonald ed., 1894) p. 85

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